Southern California Botanists

43rd Annual Southern California Botanists Symposium
Overlooked Plants: The Unseen Flora of California

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Pomona College Seaver Auditorium, Claremont, CA

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(online full price registration is $57 to account for paypal fee)

2017 Schedule


  • Registration begins at 8:00am
  • 9:00 Welcome by SCB President Justin Wood
  • 9:10-9:40 am. In case you didn't get the memo: Botanical surveys and specimen collecting are really important! Nick Jensen
  • 9:40-10:10 am. Who knew? Floristic exploration of Griffith Park, the most driven-by park in the world. Dan Cooper
  • 10:10-10:30 am. BREAK
  • 10:30-11:15 am. The hidden flora of the Baja California Pacific Islands. Sula Vanderplank
  • 11:15-12:00 am. Recognition and conservation of cryptic diversity in the California. Bruce Baldwin
  • 12:00-1:30 pm LUNCH
  • 1:30-2:00 pm. What would it take for bryophytes to be conserved like vasculars? Paul Wilson
  • 2:00-2:30 pm. Hidden gems: An overview of threadplants (Nemacladus) of southern California. Nancy Morin
  • 2:30-3:00 pm BREAK
  • 3:00-3:20 pm. Lupinus paynei and species delimitations in the Lupinus albifrons species flock. Daisie Huang
  • 3:20-3:40 pm. Chuckwalla cholla (Cylindropuntia chuckwallensis) Michelle Cloud-Hughes
  • 3:40-4:10 pm. Pioneertown linanthus (Linanthus bernardinus) and the hidden flora in herbaria. Naomi Fraga
  • 4:10-4:40 pm. Priority plants for rare plant treasure hunting in southern California. Catherine Curley
Mixer to follow at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Submissions for Poster Session

The Poster Session will take place following the symposium and concurrently with the Mixer at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in the Lenz Classroom between 5:30 and 6:30pm. Posters should be no bigger than 36" horizontally and 48" vertically. Poster submission is now closed.

Student Travel Grant Applications

Travel grants will provide up to $100 to support student attendance and participation at the symposium. Applications for the travel grant are now closed. .

RSABG Plant Sale

  • SCB Members have 10% member discount benefit at the RSABG Plant Sale on October 21
  • SCB Members have access to the sale all day. The plant sale will reopen for SCB members only between 5pm and 6:30pm.

Map to Symposium Location and Parking

Street Parking only. Parking is Free.

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